Arizona and Syracuse remain No. 1 and 2 in the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for a sixth straight week and six newcomers joined the top 25.
Ohio State (15-2), which fell to Michigan State and Iowa for its first losses, fell from third to 11th.
The Wildcats (17-0) received 61 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel while the Orange (16-0) got the others.
After 11 ranked teams lost at least one game, the changes started at No. 3 where Wisconsin moved up one spot. Michigan State was fourth followed by Wichita State, Villanova, Florida, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and San Diego State.
No. 19 Cincinnati, No. 20 Creighton, No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Saint Louis, and Oklahoma and UCLA (tied for 25th), all moved into the rankings, replacing Oregon, Missouri, Gonzaga, Illinois and Kansas State.
No. 2 SYRACUSE 69, BOSTON COLLEGE 59
BOSTON — Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Jerami Grant added 16 and Syracuse fought off pesky Boston College.
C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had 12 points for the Orange (17-0, 4-0 ACC).
Lonnie Jackson scored 18 for the Eagles (5-12, 1-3).